8 TV Shows That Would Have Been Great As One-Season Wonders
Homeland hasn't quite lost the way that people say it has. It might not have been as riveting as the first season, but it still had some amazing moments; Carrie and Saul's interrogation of 'revealed' traitor Brody in season two. That explosive ending at the CIA, when the tables were turned on the former marine. Saul's master plan with Iran in season three and the tragic end to Carrie and Brody's love affair in the finale. It will be interesting to see the direction the show takes in season four. That being said, had the story of Nicolas Brody ended with the suicide bomb in the season one finale, Homeland would still be remembered as one of the most intelligent, tense, relentless dramas of recent years. No 24-style shenanigans that we endured in season two, such as Brody accidentally killing Bassel or Dana and the Vice President's son running down a woman in a completely random side plot. A single season story, where Brody blew himself up, along with the Vice President and his cabinet, would have been a bold and daring end to an edgy and challenging series. Sure it may not have been the happy ending many people look for in a show, but it would have been remembered...in all the right ways.
A writer for Whatculture since May 2013, I also write for TheRichest.com and am the TV editor and writer for Thedigitalfix.com . I wrote two plays for the Greater Manchester Horror Fringe in 2013, the first an adaption of Simon Clark's 'Swallowing A Dirty Seed' and my own original sci-fi horror play 'Centurion', which had an 8/10* review from Starburst magazine! (http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/eventsupcoming-genre-events/6960-event-review-centurion) I also wrote an episode for online comedy series Supermarket Matters in 2012. I aim to achieve my goal for writing for television (and get my novels published) but in the meantime I'll continue to write about those TV shows I love! Follow me on Twitter @BazGreenland and like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BazGreenlandWriter